Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition Partners
The United States and Rhode Island are dependent on imported petroleum for transportation. This is a problem both in our commutes, as well as transportation of our goods and services. Not only does our nation lack energy security, this dependency contributes to poor air quality and rising greenhouse gas levels.
URI hosts a Clean Cities Coordinator with expertise on alternative fuels, fuel economy, idle reduction, policies to reduce vehicle-miles-traveled, and advanced technology vehicles. The Ocean State Clean Cities Coordinator at URI organizes quarterly outreach events, educates fleet managers about alternative fuels and petroleum reduction measures, and educates the public about reducing their petroleum consumption.
Ocean State Clean Cities works to gather science-based, verifiable information about alternative fuels, idle reduction, and fuel economy to share with stakeholders. These stakeholders include fuel providers, private fleets, state officials, municipalities, and environmental organizations interested in saving money, fostering energy independence, and protecting our environment.
Fleets and citizens in Rhode Island will consume less petroleum through fuel replacement (alternative fuels) reduction (fuel economy and advanced vehicle technology) and elimination (idle reduction and vehicle-miles-traveled reduction).
Ocean State Clean Cities Coordinator
Alternative Fuels/Fuel Economy Specialist